In other words, the pandemic has not yet shown any signs of slowing down. Conversely, across the country, the number of state reports has increased.
California reported more than 1,000 Covid-19 deaths in just two days, the hospitalization rate reached a record high, and nearly 23,000 patients were infected by the virus.
Senior Arizona health officials said Thursday that the number of Covid-1
Experts warn that although it has been a few weeks now, it will take several months before it is widespread enough to have a meaningful impact on the pandemic.
Health officials say they are “overcommitting” the vaccine launch
Dr. Anthony Fauci said Thursday that the launch of the vaccine will take several weeks to catch up, and if that doesn’t happen, changes need to be made.
He told NPR: “I think it would be fair to observe the next few weeks.” “If we don’t catch up with the original goal, then we do need to make some changes to what we do.”
He added: “We just need to relax a little bit, not much, but it is enough to show that we have passed the holiday, and now let us really turn on the afterburner.”
The Commissioner of the Kentucky Department of Public Health, Dr. Stephen Stark, said at a briefing hosted by the Association of State and Territory Health Officials on Thursday: “Our commitment as a country is too high and our service is underserved.” “We only got our initial Based on one third of what the modeling thinks.
Stark said: “If we only predict the actual number, then the public will not see it as a shortcoming. We will realize the amazing achievement of getting so many vaccines at such a speed.”
Other health leaders said that states need more funding and more personnel to be able to manage vaccines quickly enough.
Pennsylvania Health Secretary Dr. Rachel Levine (Rachel Levine) said that states, cities and regions have only received 340 million US dollars in funding to build infrastructure to launch vaccines by the end of the year.
Levine said: “Obviously, this is not enough to achieve what we want to accomplish.”
Levine added that the money is “critical to several aspects of our response,” including signing a contract with the company to open a community vaccine clinic.
New research provides more insights into the spread of Covid-19
At the same time, new findings now help to further clarify the spread of the virus.
A team of researchers found that more than half of Covid-19 cases were spread by asymptomatic people. The researchers say this is a model-not a real-life study-but based on data from eight studies conducted in China, about 59% of all transmissions come from asymptomatic people.
The team wrote in the “JAMA Network Open” magazine: “Under a series of reasonable circumstances, it is estimated that at least 50% of the transmission is from asymptomatic people.”
Researchers led by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) wrote in the agency’s weekly report that within three weeks of receiving in-person lectures at universities or colleges, the incidence in the counties where these institutions are located “increased by 56%”.
They found that at the same time, the incidence in counties without large universities fell by 5.9%, while the incidence in counties with remote universities fell by 17.9%.
Throughout the pandemic, many universities have struggled to respond to the virus. Some universities choose to start face-to-face learning in the fall semester and move to remote areas when infections increase, while others try to control the virus by banning infections. Spread. Activities such as parties and student gatherings.
A new report found that in Arkansas, fraternity and sorority gatherings and activities were linked to hundreds of Covid-19 cases at a university.
The study, published in the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, described 960 confirmed and probable cases at an unnamed university in the state-97% of which were 18 to 24 years old.
Researchers from the state health department and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said that 54 gatherings were related to the university’s cases, and more than 90% of the events involved sisters and siblings.
CNN’s Raja Razek, Cheri Mossburg, Jen Christensen, Jacqueline Howard, Maggie Fox, Naomi Thomas and Melissa Alonso contributed to this report.